Giveaway – The Last Wish (27/11/2012)

This week I’ve been playing The Witcher II, so I’m going to give away a Witcher book: The Last Wish. Big Witcher fan here.

Usual deal – comment on this post before December 1st and I’ll randomly select a lucky victim for a free copy of the book. No challenge this week. Although, though no one has yet complained about how long it takes me to get to the post office and post things, it can take a while and if you live abroad then it can take even longer. Sorry about that, but they do get there eventually. Well, so far.

Dragon Queen editing is done and the MS is back with Marcus at Gollancz to check on some revisions to the last couple of chapters before it goes to the copyeditor. Then back to the ghostwriting project I can’t talk about an then, if there’s time before the copy-edits come back, some work on some the Very Sekkrit Sodium Hydride project – some website freebies for the summer.

[1] Exciting bonus goody not guaranteed to be exciting. Actually it’s often a postcard. Which is pretty lame.


9 Responses to “Giveaway – The Last Wish (27/11/2012)”

  1. Erin says:

    I have to admit, I’d never heard of the Witcher games, probably because I’m a Mac user. I’ll have to check out Witcher 2 for the XBox. Love epic fantasy!

  2. Brandon says:

    Witcher 2 is gorgeous, and has a good story. I didn’t know they did books, would love to read one.

  3. Edwin says:

    Witcher 2 is gorgeous, and has a good story. I didn’t know they did books, would love to read one.

  4. Piers Beckley says:

    Playing and enjoying Witcher 2 right now. Yes please. :)

  5. Barb Petersen says:

    I’m always happy to read an author I haven’t read before.

  6. Simon Bradley says:

    I’ve been meaning to give the Witcher books a go. It’s a shame we have so few of them in English.

  7. EbjImmano says:

    @Erin: Witcher 2 is on the Mac now too, via Steam, and it’s gorgeous. The first should be up on the Mac too, I think.

    I love the Witcher games, but they could only be good because the great developers at CDProjekt RED had the original lore to work with. I admit being bemused by how Sapkowski managed to mix some of the most common fantasy tropes with some quite original interpretations of it. Furthermore, not being anglo-saxon his writing doesn’t take on certain conventions that western-European fantasy tends to hinge upon. As such, his characters feel more grounded to reality (without being realistic per se) and that allows for their lives to be that much more interesting, even as they go through the most classical of fantasy situations, like facing a troll or dealing with Elves or mages. I even like it when he seems to obnoxiously fixate in describing the movements of this character’s training or that other character’s sword duel, or how the water of the river has become muddled over the years, because you can feel it’s sbecause of an unseen quantity for us non-natives to his language, how it reflects a different way of narrating.

  8. Mish Varney says:

    I’m a sucker for sword fighting heroes. You had me on ‘hello’

  9. Rebecca Hadden says:

    Oh yess please!!! :D
    I’ll love you forever? :3

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